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“Delicious New York Bagels!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ess-a-Bagel

Ess-a-Bagel
Ranked #39 of 443 Dessert in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Description: Consistently rated the best Bagel in New York and possibly the US. Run by the same family of bakers for 40 years.
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious New York Bagels!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Busy, noisy, and bustling. Delicious bagels and the black and white cookie we were looking for! Fun little bagel joint.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Res4two
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Orange County, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Never Again.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

Mean Mean Mean. I will never visit this place again. Staff is completely rude and the owner must be as well since she sits around watching everything that is going on.

Visited July 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favorite NY bagels!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

The bagels are huge (I can usually only eat half) but hungry teenagers will love them. The everything bagels are covered - on both sides - with everything. Their muffins are also tasty but get there early as there's usually a line of breakfast eaters.

Visited July 2014
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Bagel in NYC!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Since I grew up across the street from this Bagel shop, I can say only one thing; YUM! Even after 20 plus years, the family recipe stays the same. I now live in CA and wish they would open one here. When I visit home my first stop is here for that yummy warm bagel that puts a smile in my face EVERYTIME!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank usabrand
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best begels ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited 2 times during our New York stay.
What we ordered and loved:

Bagels (so fresh) with a thin layer of plain cream cheese and white fish paste. The white fish did not appeal to me until I tried my husbands. It is delicious!

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Thank steve o
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